The Lesbian Duplex 1: An Open Thread

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This space is for conversation between commenters.* If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here. And so on. My comment policy lays out the house rules. Enjoy!* You're probably wondering about the name. The lesbian duplex has become a running joke on this blog since two of my posts on Debi's book, Created To Be His Help Meet. For the b … [Read more...]

Calling for Curtains on Hanna Rosin’s The End of Men

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Journalist Hanna Rosin has become well known for her recent book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (and for her Atlantic article of the same name). Here is the publisher's description: Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. Rosin's … [Read more...]

World Magazine Minimizes the Twelve Tribes’ Abuse

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I grew up on World Magazine. It's evangelical and conservative, but it really was fairly moderate compared to much of the other things I was exposed to. When the video of brutal caning of children came out and even Michael Farris admitted that what was going on in the Twelve Tribes sect in Germany was abuse, I fully expected World Magazine to jump solidly on the "we don't condone this, this is abuse" bandwagon. And then . . . they didn't.Let's first review what we have on video, what we know … [Read more...]

HSLDA, American Homeschooling, and the Twelve Tribes

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For anyone interested in the international influence of Christian Right and the Christian homeschool movement, the recent revelations of child abuse in the Twelve Tribes sect, or German policy toward homeschooling, all of which I touched on slightly in an article earlier this week, I have a real treat for you. Ryan Stollar has produced a gem of journalism connecting the dots and digging up links and information from the past decade or so. He has titled his piece "How American Homeschoolers … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Takes Us Back To the 1950s

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 154---156Debi begins this section with some history. Liberated to SorrowBeginning with the women's "liberation" movement of the 1960s, women have been taught and are expected to resent men in authority. Um . . . no.There is a great deal of diversity within feminism, as there has always been, and there is also change over time (all of this Debi conveniently ignores, along with the suffragettes and Seneca Falls and Mary Wollstonecraft, and, well, everything … [Read more...]

“We Are in No Position To Judge His Actions”

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I read every issue of World Magazine growing up, and one common advertisement in that publication was for Worldview Academy. I recently took a look at what they teach, and was struck by this: God is the creator and we are part of his creation. As a result, we are in no position to judge His actions. He reveals Himself to us, and we have an obligation to love and obey Him. I never attended Worldview Academy, but there was a time when this made sense to me. It's the message I received at my … [Read more...]

The Twelve Tribes, Child Abuse, and Michael Farris

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Last week, German authorities removed 40 children from the Twelve Tribes sect. Police raided a Christian sect in southern Germany, taking 40 children into foster care on suspicion they were physically abused and seizing sticks allegedly used to hit them, authorities said Friday.Members of the so-called "Twelve Tribes" sect acknowledged that they believe in spanking their children, but denied wrongdoing. The Twelve Tribes sect, founded in Tennessee in the 1970s, boasts 2,000 to 3,000 … [Read more...]


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